Melissa Jenkins Awarded 2014 Dean’s Distinguised Dissertation Award in Social Sciences

Dr. Melissa Jenkins, a recent alumna of the UNC Clinical Psychology Program, was awarded the 2014 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Sciences for her dissertation entitled, “Clinical Decision-Making and Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.” Her dissertation was selected as the best compared to dissertations across several departments at UNC.

UNC Collaborative Study Receives Global Recognition

A study, jointly published by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Distinguished Professor, and alumna, Dr. Bethany Kok, was recently the focus of an article in The Economist. “Think Yourself Well,” discusses how positive emotions are linked to physical health.  Fellow Tarheel contributors to the study include Professor Sara Algoe, Kimberly Coffey, Lahnna Catalino, and Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk.